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minister netanyahu has suggested he wants more of a clear red line from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. crippling sanctions need to be put in place. when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince people that they're wrong. bring us inside. what w
he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack just inside the compound easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed, while two others were in the house used as a safe haven. it's where some of the employees had taken refuge during the attack. we now know that inside that battle, a former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and determined that the security was appro
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. >>> george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars. ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's veg
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
and as i said the united states taxpayer had to step in and backstop those funds with a guarantee. we should never want to see that happen again. >>ow do you avoid that at this point? people have money in money market accounts and they think it is money in the bank. when you say break the buck. explain what that means and what steps have you taken to ensure that won't happen again? >> sure. well, people do assume what you are saying is they put a dollar in a money market fund they will get a dollar back out but it is in fact a portfolio of investment securities and they fluctuate in value. so the $1 stable net asset value as we call it is a bit of a fiction. the money market fund may be worth more or less than that at any given moment as the portfolio securities fluctuate. >> mary, there have been so many events to ruin investor confidence. you can look at the flash crash of2010, the software glitch in august. are toward safe? do you have the regulations and personnel to keep them safe? >> i think towainvestos tors are in our market. you think of the flash crash wesh immediately calle
in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start thisis figh. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of time we have a
-- >> no, it is absolutely true. it take is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of de
for the night. >> hey, wally. it's not what you think. >> its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose sportscenter. ha-ha. and my wife thinks it is a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight. >> 50,000 editions later it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> not the only ones doing crazy things. >> they're fantastic. aren't they amazing. best in the biz. >> an ad agency out of portland. don't know if they still have them. brilliant. >> put it on the map. sportscenter first aired, measly 1.4 million. the figure, 93.8 million. >> starting on cable. taking a risk. people don't then itting they would make it. well they made it. they're thinking in the future you will be able to actually program your own sportscenter and what high legts ylighthighl. espn.com, they have dallas, l.a., new york, boston, chicago. already working toward that. and their anchors will customize highlights for local affiliates in big markets as well. on their way. >> cool. congratulations to espn. >> don't get to watch it
-muslim movie produced in the united states. >>> and a scare for the u.s. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract had not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means six in ten people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller than a business card, is re-igniting an age-old religious debate, did jesus ha
this particular fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire, charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest-hit areas of louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you well know, the presidential visit in the face of a natural disaster, that's become part of a tradition. the president was here to shake some hands and offer some more federal assistance. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know about you guys. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of h
. >>> and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. >>> and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. >>> and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health caree law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. >>> also, fire crews in central washington state are battling dozens of wildfires sparked by
for president of the united states! >> reporter: overnight, abc news confirming reports by politico that there were several versions of romney's prime time speech. several writers asked to help craft it and that the work is largely unused. stu stevens wrote the version romney delivered. afghanistan reportedly in one of the earlier drafts left out. overnight, that add vooizer stu stevens telling me speeches go through a lot of editing. and asked if he would put afghanistan back in the speech if he had a do-over, i don't think it would matter. and with this defining moment in the convention, stevens said it was powerful. perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles still facing romney is the likability. "saturday night live" opening sketch. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. [ laughter ] and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this morning, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics so i know hardships. >> reporter: with appearances like this with "live with kelly
in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport, serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player's career, especially when
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
in a state where they're trailing. but president obama will be at the united nations, telling the assembly of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from iracquiring a nuclear weap. and the u.s. will not shrink to justice, those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mtitt romne has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there's a rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here, to find political advantage. and in this case, that's profoundly offensive. >> reporter: the romney campaign is also posting to a clip online about the president's "60 minutes" interview, about his campaign ad. >> do we see us go
about the presidento former eisenhower. it will be between independence avenue and united states education department. eisenhower family and others -- with theed design. question and answer session place at the national press club at 10:00 a.m. this morning. the national view of the panda cub seems to be doing well. this is a picture of mei xiang. the white spec she is cradling cub, born sunday night. s ais not yet known if she i boy or girl. be named until it old.0 years us get a look at the traffic. >> absolutely. at least we were scared of the heavy rain. we are moving along in the shirlington area on i-395. snooki, a delay approaching landmark on i-395. george washington parkway -- southbound near 123 near the bridge. comeur maryland traffic weund the beltway, and here come. brakes. the college park and to silver spring. 270 near father hurley blvd., slowing. the shaking on the cameras. is the strong winds. it is 25 miles per hour. as transporting in all of the moisture. our character. skies. weather could be severe today. 78 is our high. today. 78 is our high. i'm baracthis
with the president of the united states. >> a pretend one on the show. >> pretend one, exactly. what is that like, working around that mine field of unknown? >> it's really fun. our entire cast and crew, we love the material. we love each other so much. it's created a real bond because a lot of our crew members, they've been working in television for 20 years. and they say to me, we haven't read scripts for a tv show we worked on forever. but the material is so exciting, everybody's really invested. >> are you surprised at the hit it's become? >> i'm grateful. i'm really grateful. our fans, i feel so indebted because it's because you guys watch the show that we even get to have a second season. >> well, while you're having an affair with the president on television, in fiction land, in real life, you're campaigning for president obama. is that your first foray into politics? >> i was on the campaign trail in 2008. i've been on the president's council for arts and humanities. >> and spoke at the democratic national convention. were you nervous? >> i think more than anything, i was honored. there's
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